Psychology, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
The Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer provides students with the foundational knowledge in Psychology to make a successful transition into a Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology at any of the CSU campuses.
Complete 60 CSU-transferable units including General Education, major requirements and CSU-transferable electives as follows:
Complete one of the following patterns
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum “IGETC” for CSU (38 semester units)
- California State University General Education Breadth pattern (40 semester units)
Complete 20-25 units as outlined below with a “C” or better in each course. Pass/No Pass grading is not permitted in a course within a student’s major area of study. The courses completed for the major may also be used to fulfill General Education areas on the IGETC or the CSU GE Breadth.
|Required Core Courses|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3-4|
|or PSY 100H||General Psychology, Honors|
|Select one course from the following:||4|
|Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|Elementary Statistics, Honors|
|PSY 200||Research Methods and Experimental Design in Psychology||4|
|Electives List A|
|Select one course from the following:||3-4|
|Concepts Of Biology|
|Principles Of Biology|
|Introduction to Physiological Psychology|
|Electives List B|
|Select one course from the following:||3-4|
Any course not taken in List A
or COMM 121H
|Interpersonal Communication, Honors|
|Small Group Communication|
|Child Growth and Development/Educators|
|Critical Thinking And Writing In Philosophy|
|Introduction To Sociology|
or SOC 101H
|Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|Electives List C|
|Select one course from the following:||3-5|
Any course not taken in List A or List B
|Psychology Of Health And Effective Behavior|
|Psychology Of Human Sexuality|
|Personality Dynamics And Effective Behavior|
|Psychology of Film|
|Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective|
or ANTH 101H
|Physical Anthropology, Honors|
|Introduction To Cultural Anthropology|
or BIOL 110H
|Natural Science, Honors|
|Evolution And Adaptation|
|The Human Body|
|Fundamentals Of General, Organic And Biological Chemistry|
|General Chemistry I|
|Fundamentals Of Economics|
or ERTH 101H
|Introductory Astronomy, Honors|
or ERTH 141
|Introduction To Philosophy|
or PHIL 100H
|Introduction to Philosophy, Honors|
|Introduction To Ethics|
or PHIL 101H
|Introduction To Ethics, Honors|
|History Of Philosophy: Ancient|
|History Of Philosophy: Modern|
|History Of Philosophy: Contemporary|
|Introduction To Logic|
or PHYS 102
|Introductory Physics For Science Majors|
|American Government And Politics|
Complete as many units as needed to reach a total of 60 CSU-transferable units (for a list of SBCC-transferable courses to the CSU, visit www.assist.org).
Additional Graduation Requirements for AA-T in Psychology
- Maintain a cumulative CSU-transferable GPA of 2.0.
- Residency Requirements: Candidates for an Associate Degree are expected to complete 15 semester units in residence at SBCC. Candidates for an Associate Degree are also expected to complete at least 20% of the department (major) requirements in residence at SBCC.
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Theory and Content of Psychology: Students will demonstrate comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical and contemporary trends in psychology.
- Research Methods in Psychology: Students will demonstrate comprehension of scientifically-based research methods in psychology.
- Statistical Methods in Psychology: Students will identify, understand and apply statistical analyses appropriate for specific research problems in psychology.
- Information Technology: Students will demonstrate competence with information technology.
- Critical Thinking: Students will use logic and empirical evidence to evaluate claims made about behavior.
- Communication: Students will clearly express thoughts, ideas and arguments, using appropriate tone, focus, grammar and organization in their communications.